Zen Golf Quote of the Week
- Hawaii Cruise: Boarding Soon!
- Golf Academy at the Ojai Valley Inn
- The Zen Golf Shop
- Dr. Joe’s August Appearances
- Notes from The Open Championship at Carnoustie
Hawaii Cruise: Boarding Soon! Our first annual Hawaiian Zen Golf Cruise, November 3-10, with Dr. Joe and Tina Mickelson aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America will certainly be one of the top golf events of the year. Great for couples, but also a great way for anyone to enjoy the combined benefits of a wonderful cruise and the insights of a great Zen Golf program. If you haven’t already secured your berth, please call the office, as you certainly don’t want to be left ashore. Get more details at the cruise website, www.zengolfcruise.com.
Golf Academy at the Ojai Valley Inn, Oct. 13-14
There are just a few spots still available for the October 13-14 program. Please call soon to reserve a place. This program has mixed enrollment of men and women, so it will also be ideal for couples.
The Ojai Valley Inn Golf Academy Program
includes: two nights lodging at the deluxe Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort, personal mental game coaching, instructional materials, video swing analysis, Zen Golf Audiobook, lunches, green fees and cart.
See more details at www.zengolf.com
The Zen Golf Shop
Check out the new products in The Zen Golf Shop
, at www.zengolf.com
. We are now featuring the Audio Book
version of ZEN PUTTING: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens
, unabridged and read by Dr. Joe. We’re also continuing our special on the Mastering the Mental Game DVD Series
, and we are now offering two new styles of Zen Golf Caps
. You can also purchase Gift Certificates
for Phone Lessons
with Dr. Joe, for that member of your foursome that drives you crazy, or maybe even for yourself.
Here’s what one of Doc’s phone students had to say after the first lesson:
|“I am looking forward to my next conversation with Dr. Joe ... Just based on our first phone lesson, I have made changes in my thinking that are having a profound effect on my game.”
|Ron O., Ann Arbor, Michigan
The month began with a very special invitational golf school at The Valley Club in Sun Valley, Idaho. It included a lesson for a recent ambassador to Europe.
In July, Doc joined Peter Kessler on his “Making the Turn” XM Satellite Radio show, to talk about The Open Championship at Carnoustie; they’ll be on the air again on August 14th to discuss the PGA Championship at Southern Hills.
Later that day, Doc will be joining the K-Earth 101 crew at Trump National Golf Course in Palos Verdes, California for the USO Celebrity Golf Tournament. He’ll be playing with his friend, Malcolm McDowell, who stars in the soon to be released re-make of Halloween.
Tournament Notes: Notes from The Open Championship at Carnoustie
The eighteenth hole at Carnoustie was the star of the Open Championship once again. After what happened to Jean Van de Velde in 1999, it was hard to believe that Padraig Harrington would put it in the Barry Burn twice, and have to scramble to save double bogey. He said afterward that if that hole had cost him the Open Championship, it would have been hard to ever play golf again.
Nick Faldo had a great comment on putting on Sunday at the Open: it feels different, and what you need to do is recognize that it does feel different, how it feels, and what to do about it. What do you do about it? The most important key is to stay with the routine you’re most familiar and comfortable with. If the greens are fast, give yourself permission to leave a couple of putts an inch or two short rather than run them by and leave yourself a tester.
Sergio complained of a long wait on the 18th fairway, standing there holding a three-iron for what seemed like 15 minutes. Just like Colin Montgomery last year at Winged Foot, he could have put it back in the bag, passed the time talking with his caddie about something else, and then started fresh when the green was clear and it was his turn to play.
Peter Kessler asked me what I thought Sergio and Padraig were going through on 18. The first time through, Padraig was protecting a lead and Sergio was playing to win – advantage Sergio. However, when Sergio’s putt lipped out, their attitudes changed going into the playoff – Sergio having to keep grinding after a demoralizing bogey, but Padraig with a new lease on life, much more upbeat and energized because even after making double he now had a fresh start and another chance. And he made the most of it.
© 2007 Dr. Joseph Parent
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Yours in Clarity, Commitment, and Composure,
Ken Zeiger, Program Director
Zen Golf International